Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)
Insurances have become very complicated. We are contracted (in network) with several insurances. Please call our office to see if we accept your plan. It is ultimately your responsibility to know your insurance benefits. We try to verify eligibility ahead of time, however insurances do not always give us the correct information.
Please be aware if you have a deductible with your plan. We have seen deductibles as high as $10,000.
A deductible is the amount of money you need to pay out pocket before your insurance starts coverage. For example, for Medicare Part B, the deductible for the year 2023 is $226. The means patients are required to pay $226 to the physician before Medicare Part B starts to pay the rest.
Generally new deductibles start January 1st of every year, however your insurance may be on a different cycle.
Please call the number on the back of your card if you have any questions about your plan. Once again, we try our best to get information ahead of time, however insurances do not always give us accurate information.
Physician can choose to contract with insurance companies. The amount the physician gets paid is set by the insurance company, not your physician. In network means a contract is in place. Out of network means there is no contract in place. Your insurance may have both in network and out network benefits or just in network benefits.
We offer next day or within the week appointments, especially if you are in pain! We do offer out of network billing. We will submit bills on your behalf to your insurance company. If we get paid (must have out of network benefits), you will not receive a bill. Do not get scared if we are out of network.
Call your insurance and ask if you have out of network benefits. Sometimes a patient with a high deductible plan could see an out of network provider and pay the exact same amount. We do not want you to suffer longer because you are waiting for an in network provider to have an open appointment.
Dr. Malini Khanna is a Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R) specialist. The field of medicine is also referred to as Physiatry. To become a Physiatrist, you must attend medical school for 4 years and then a 4 year residency. Some physicians choose to do a fellowship and specialize in Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Spinal Cord Injury (SCI), Stroke Rehabilitation, Pediatric Rehabilitation, Sports Medicine or Interventional Spine/Pain Medicine. Dr. Khanna combined her two passions of Sports Medicine and Interventional Spine to make Moorestown Spine Sports & Wellness
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is a type of regenerative medicine in which we take a sample of your blood (15cc) spine it down, separate out the plasma from platelets, and then re-inject it back into your body. We inject that area that is injured. We aim to create in inflammation so that blood and other growth factors can be recruited to the area to heal the injury. No insurance provides coverage for this type of procedure. It helps mainly with joint arthritis and tendon issues.
The answer is YES! Physical therapy is an important part of your treatment plan. You need to move so that your body can heal. It is no longer recommended to stay in bed for more than one day with acute lower back pain. If you are unable to tolerate physical therapy, then you should consider injections or medications to get your pain to a tolerable level. Many people believe exercises on their own can help, however we believe it is important to work with a health professional like a physical therapist to make sure you are doing exercises correctly.
No, we do not perform any type of Spine Surgery. If you fail conservative treatments with physical therapy and injections, we may refer you to a spine surgeon.
At Moorestown Spine Sports & Wellness we try to help as much as we can. There are times in which we are unable to provide the pain relief you are looking for. Pain is very complicated and there could be several reasons to why you are not getting better. We encourage you to take a holistic view of your lifestyle. Take a look at your nutrition, mindset, and movement. We always encourage you to get a second opinion.
So many of us suffer from back pain at some stage of our life. The back muscles take a lot of the weight of the human body, and we are constantly using those muscles. It has been proven though that losing weight can really help with a bad back. As the less excess weight your body carries then the less work and strain it will be putting on your back.